Ford C-MAX v Citroen C4 Picasso v SEAT Altea XL - specifications

 Ford C-MAXCitroen C4 PicassoSEAT Altea XL
On the road price/total as tested"£18,745/£20,345""£18,195/£20,705""£16,895/£17,550"
"Residual value (after 3yrs/36,000)""£6,505/34.7 per cent""£8,097/44.5 per cent""£7,011/41.5 per cent"
Contract hire per month£375£367£322
Annual tax liability std/higher rate"£825/£1,500""£801/£1,456""£781/£1,419"
Running costs (pence per mile)49.448.644
Insurance group/quote 10/£2637/£2608/£261
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£185/£185/£255£184/£184/£302£190/£245/£165
Length/wheelbase "4,372/2,640mm""4,470/2,728mm""4,467/2,578mm"
Height/width"1,588/1,825mm""1,680/1,830mm""1,581/1,768mm"
Engine"4cyl/1,997cc turbo""4cyl/1,560cc turbo""4cyl/1,968cc turbo"
Peak power"134/4,000 bhp/rpm""110/4,000 bhp/rpm""138/4,000 bhp/rpm"
Peak torque"320/2,000 Nm/rpm""240/1,750 Nm/rpm""320/1,750 Nm/rpm"
Transmission"6-spd, man/fwd""6-spd, EGS/fwd""6-spd, man/fwd"
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel 53 litres/foam sealant60 litres/full size55 litres/space saver
Boot capacity (seats up/down)"473/1,633 litres""500/1,734 litres""532/1,604 litres"
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight"1,491/499/1,500kg""1,499/561/1,300kg""1,469/620/1,400kg"
Turning circle/drag coefficient10.6 metres/0.30Cd11.3 metres/0.31Cd10.9 metres/N/A
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery"3yrs (60,000)/1yr Ford""3yrs (60,000)/1yr Citroen""3yrs (60,000)/2yrs SEAT"
Service intervals/UK dealers "12,500 miles/781""12,500 miles/210""10,000 miles/113"
0-60mph9.8 secs12.8 secs9.7 secs
30-70 thru gears 9.4 secs14.0 secs10.3 secs
30-50 in 3rd/4th 3.7/5.5 secs5.0/6.5 secs3.6/5.1 secs
50-70 in 5th/6th 7.3/9.9 secs10.2/12.5 secs7.0/9.5 secs
Top speed 124mph112mph125mph
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 48.5/35.5/8.9 metres48.9/36.1/9.4 metres50.6/35.8/9.1 metres
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph61/45/62/70dB63/42/58/67dB64/51/65/70dB
Auto Express economy/range35.8mpg/417 miles38.0mpg/502 miles36.2mpg/438 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 37.1/58.8/48.6mpg41.5/55.4/49.6mpg36.7/58.9/47.9mpg
CO2 emissions/tax bracket154g/km/20 per cent150g/km/20 per cent157g/km/21 per cent
Airbags/Isofix/parking/rain sensorsSix/yes/£300/noSeven/y/£350^/£850^^Six/yes/yes/yes
Air-con/clim ctrl/leather/heated seats"Y/y/£1,200/£1,200*"Yes/£850/no/£800Yes/yes/£835/£275
Alloy wheels/metallic paint/hill startYes/£350/noYes/£360/yesYes/£350/no
Auto/stab ctrl/park brake/cruise ctrlNo/£250/no/£200Yes/yes/yes/yes£900/£305/no/yes
Elec sunroof/windows/folding mirrors£500/yes/£45No/yes/£350^£310/yes/yes
Multifunc steering/adjust reach/rakeNo/yes/yesYes/yes/yesYes/yes/yes
Sat-nav/CD changer/MP3/BluetoothTBC/£200/yes/£250"£1,800/no/£850""£1,595/DFO/yes/£250"

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